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Firefox 3.6 has sluggish GUI in -current

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http://www.linuxquestions.org – Hi everyone,, I recently noticed that the menus and dropdowns in Firefox 3.6 were *extremely* sluggish on my laptop running Slackware64-current. For example, if I click on "File..." or one of the folders on my quicklinks toolbar, the menus take about a second to appear. No other apps are affected and surfing is as fast as usual. I'm running Slackware64-current on a Fujitsu Lifebook V700. I typically use the Xfce window manager, but was able to repeat the problem in Blackbox. I uninstalled the Firefox 3.6 package from -current and reinstalled the Firefox 3.5.2 package from the slacware64-13 tree and it works fine. I've been scanning the net for others having this same problem and to my utter shock I can't seem to find anyone else reporting remotely the same problem! I'm fine using Firefox 3.5.2 indefinitely, but it's driving me nuts that I can't figure out the source of this problem! Any thoughts? -Dan (HowTos)